Pannepot | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old Fisherman's Ale is a dark ale brewed with spices. Pannepot is a term that describes the Fishing Boats from the village of De Panne. Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

EBC:99, IBU:27, OG:1100, FG:1025, ABV:10%
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallaertau MF

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

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Photo of DonDirkA
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nose is dark chocolate, some spices (nutmeg, clove), molasses, roasted malts and bready yeast. Taste is a bit light for the color and nose. Bready, yeasty, spice, roasted malts, chocolate and just a hint of booze. Pretty good but I don't feel like its the 90+ point beauty that I have heard so much about.

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Photo of DubbelTrubbel
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of hagbergl
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed a 330 mL bottle of Pannepot (2011 vintage, marked on the label) on the Sunday before Christmas Eve. Served in my St. Bernardus chalice, a perfect glass for Quads.

Appearance (4.5/5): Pannepot is dark brown, not quite black, and translucent. A careful pour produced a one-inch tan head that has exceptional retention. Beautiful looking dark ale with characteristic Belgian 'Abbey' beer appearance.

Smell (5/5): Tons of dark fruit, some spice and booziness, dark bread tones from the malt and yeast. Loaded with complexity and exudes strength and richness. This is an extraordinary smelling Quadruple-style ale.

Taste (4.5/5): Pannepot is (perhaps predictably) boozy, but very clean. Spicy with some coriander and lightly peppery. Fruit notes one can pick out are plum and black cherries. Malty, dark bready, refined even in its strength. Never cloying or overwhelming. The flavors open up as the beer warms–and you most assuredly do want to let this beer sit and evolve.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Very smooth, light carbonation/medium-heavy body, the spice creates a little prickle in the back of the mouth and tongue. A bit of light alcohol heat in the back. Not the most 'drinkable' beer in the sense that you're not going to be drinking more than one of these, but obviously that's not the point. This beer is meant for savoring.

Overall (4.75) Pannepot is an incredible Belgian Quad, one that may be just as good St. Bernardus Abt 12. Extraordinarily refined, spicy, fruity, yeasty, bready in all the ways a strong dark Belgian ale should be. Delicious.

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Photo of MrJolly
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Jimmys
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 fl. oz. bottle into brand new tulip glass. 2010 vintage. cant really make out the lot coding here.

A: very dark brown. this beer looks silky. hazed body. head is very tightly bubbled. retention is good, not great. unfortunately, not much lacing.

S: super fruity. red grapes. dark, very ripe figs. chestnuts. super sweet brown sugar. no booze, but even some bourbon-like aromas.

T: pretty fucking complex. things start vinous. a combination of rich red wine and a rich cordial. something like an Italian amaretto similar to Disaronno. coffee notes. woody. sweet sugars. gets tangy towards the finish. finishes even more oaky/vanilla/meaty than it started.

M: a relatively mild carbonization. definitely full-bodied.

D: big and complex, while maintaining a serious amount of smoothness. pretty much everything you would want in a quad. not sure what this stuff tastes like fresh out of the gate, but a 2+ year old vintage is very tasty. if I had to guess, more age would just bring forward even more vinous notes that I detected when drinking this brew. definitely worth picking up if you are a fan of the style.

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Photo of AlexFields
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of pokgye
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of od_sf
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PaulandSandra
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of frosted33
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Paulkasykes30
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of jglowe77
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served into a snifter.
Vintage 2011

A - Pours dark brown with a tight knit mocha head that forms a razor thin cap and collar.

S - Spicy, brown bread crust, brown sugar, candied figs, sugary dates, caramel, spicy and fruity alcohol vapors, hints of cocoa, lots of bready yeast,

T - Layers of bready, dark and caramel malts, brown sugar, sweet figs, sticky dates, and currants run underneath. The fruit melds so well with the malts, it's effortless. Hints of cocoa powdered bananas on the finish.

M - Thick velvety feel, very smooth and creamy, warming, medium micro carbonation.

Wow!!! The flavors in this beer were blended perfectly. Everything complimented it's counterpart. Very complex aroma and flavors. One of the best beers I've ever tasted. Seek this gem out!

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2011 bottling served in a Lost Abbey Teku. Very dark brown pour, clear with red highlights. Nice 2 fingers of fine head that dissipates rather slowly. Really nice nose. Sweet malt, puff pastry, plums, and spices.

Holy #$%@, does this beer taste good! Full body and nice firm, velvety feel. The flavor just explodes with sweet malt, spicy holiday cake, cookies, raisins, figs, and pastries. I swear I pick up a hint of chocolate in there too. Just super complex, intense, and powerful. The fruitiness one usually associates with this style is here, but is content to ride shotgun to the wonderful sweet malt and spicy phenols. Nice warming alcohol on the finish only enhances the flavor and gives it port-like qualities. I could sit in a room, listen to Mozart, and sip this for hours.

Overall, an absolutely phenomenal beer. One of the 3 or 4 best-tasting beers I have ever had. This is what perfection tastes like. Not much else to say. I wish I could buy more. A lot more.

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Photo of spoony
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From an 11.2 oz bottle (2011 vintage) into a chalice.

A-The beer was inky and nearly opaque with reddish brown highlights. The head was a thin, spotty mixture of tan and brown foam. No lacing, but the cap of foam never dissipated entirely.

S-The smell was earthy and slightly tart to start. After a minute, it opened up, and I got black cherries, brown sugar, toast, and some caramel. All of this was tied together by a whiff of sweet, warming alcohol.

T-The taste was a lightly boozy and complex mixture of dried fruits, peppery alcohol, toast, and brown sugar. All the flavors played well with one another and the whole package was mildly sweet.

M-The feel was creamy and mostly smooth. The carbonation was fine and mild, and the feel was medium to heavy.

O-This beer (my first from De Struise) is a fabulous example of the style. The flavors are well-balanced against one another, the feel matches the level of sweetness and carbonation, and the alcohol is fragrant and flavorful, but matched to the beer. I will definitely have to try this again with some age on it.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
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